Elderflower Infusion to Keep Your Skin Young And Beautiful

Elderflower Oil - How To Make Your Own Elderflower Infusion - Pretty Blooming; Making herb infused oils takes quite some time and patience but also very satisfying. I have previously talked about Calendula oil, how to make the infusion yourself and how to use it in skin remedies. Today I decided to introduce another favorite infusion of mine - the elderflower oil. Curuious to hear more about it? Keep reading then..

Making herb infused oils takes quite some time and patience but also very satisfying. I have previously talked about Calendula oil, how to make the infusion yourself and how to use it in skin remedies. Today I decided to introduce another favorite infusion of mine - the elderflower oil. Curuious to hear more about it? Keep reading then..

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What is Elderflower?

My first memory of using elderflower remedy is from my childhood when my grandmother was pouring tons of litters of tea in my throat to combat the flu and cough. She was using it in food, desserts, drinks and liquors - she was a big elderflower fan.

Now I know it was for good reason. Elderflower is used for colds, flu, swollen sinuses (sinusitis), bronchitis, diabetes, constipation and skin care. It is packed with vitamins A, B, C, and E, all of which incredibely beneficial for the skin health. 

Ederflower - Pretty Blooming; Making herb infused oils takes quite some time and patience but also very satisfying. I have previously talked about Calendula oil, how to make the infusion yourself and how to use it in skin remedies. Today I decided to introduce another favorite infusion of mine - the elderflower oil. Curuious to hear more about it? Keep reading then..

Benefits of Elderflower Oil For Skin

Elderflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamins and bioflavonoids which help prevent wrinkles from developing. The oil contains can protect against sun and other free-radical damage.

Elderflower oil has also astringent properties that cause the skin to tighten, reduce the size of pores and smooths  the skin. 

When added in DIY skin care products, elderflower oil:

  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Has anti-aging effects
  • Protects against infections
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     Reduces breakouts
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    Reduces pore size
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    Smooths skin
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    Fits all skin types

How To Make Infused Elderflower Oil

If you want to try adding some elderflower oil to your beauty routine and DIYs, give this Elderflower oil infusion recipe a try.

Elderflower OIL




Ingredients:

• 2 handfuls of dried elderflowers (you can use fresh too)
• 400 ml (14oz) of argan oil (you can use any liquid carrier oil - almond, avocado, apricot kernel, etc. )
1 glass jar of 500 ml (16oz)
• Cheesecloth

Note: You want to use cold-pressed carrier oil for your infusion. Cold-pressed retain healthy nutrients and antioxidants that are otherwise damaged by being exposed to heat. 

How To Prepare and Use It?

1. Fill the jar with flowers.
2. Cover them with the oil of your choice.
3. Place the mixture in a warm place for minimum two weeks. Heat and patience are the main factors helping the infusion.

Note: This is the old-school infusion, which I use. If you have a yogurt maker, you can use that too. Read about the yogurt method in my Calendula oil post here. For herb infusions in oil, you can also use double boiler. Do you have experience with double boiler or other methods? Share your verdict in the comments below 🙂

4. After two weeks, strain the oil through a mesh-/ cheesecloth into the clean jar. 

5. If you want to do a double straining, allow the mixture to sit overnight and repeat the straining. 

6. Store the elderflower oil in a cool and dark place. Shelf live is up to one year.

Final Thoughts

​You can use elderflower oil in balms, salves, creams and moisturizers. I will be sure to share some of my favorite DIYs with elderflower oil in the upcoming posts.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I will talk to you in the next one.

Stay tuned and take skin care 💋

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How to make Elderflower Oil - Pretty Blooming; Making herb infused oils takes quite some time and patience but also very satisfying. I have previously talked about Calendula oil, how to make the infusion yourself and how to use it in skin remedies. Today I decided to introduce another favorite infusion of mine - the elderflower oil. Curuious to hear more about it? Keep reading then..
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  • Courtney says:

    I’m trying to find a recipe that I could use when cooking would this work or do u know of a recipe for that specifically ?? I always see on British cooking shows they use it and I can’t really find if there is a difference or if it’s all the same lol

    • Valeria says:

      Hi Courtney! That is so interesting! I had no idea you can use elderflower oil for cooking! I know you can make elderflower drinks, cocktails, cakes, jelly, ice cream… My guess is you should be able to safely use it for cooking. Just when making the infusion, use cold-pressed grape seed oil for the base. I cook with grape seed oil because it can tolerate high temperature and has no taste. You can make the elderflower infusion with it and use it for cooking. Do you have any specific dish or recipe you won’t to use elderflower oil in?

  • Dolores O Sullivan says:

    I HAVE A LOVELY ELDERFLOWER TREE IN MY GARDEN I HAVE JUST MADE THE INFUSED OIL

    AND IM NOW GOING TO MAKE SALVES AND CREAMS

    • Valeria says:

      Omg, I wish to have one of those in my home one day too! I am glad to hear you made the infused oil, it’s amazing! Have you tried to make some drinks with elderflower as well? I tired elderflower cordial last month- so delicious!

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